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S.160 (Act 83)

An act relating to agricultural development

Senate Committee on Agriculture
5/29/2019 - Senate Message, Signed by Governor June 20, 2019
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An act relating to agricultural development

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Regular Session 2019-2020
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An act relating to agricultural development

Committee Meetings

Regular Session 2019-2020
Meeting Date Committee
An act relating to agricultural development

Meeting Full List

Regular Session 2019-2020
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Workers Compensation

Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation

Friday, January 25, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Advanced wood heating

Abby White, Director of Communications, Efficiency Vermont
Jake Marin, HVAC Program Manager, Efficiency Vermont
Adam Sherman, Interim Director, Biomass Energy Resource Center

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Animal and Plant Traceability

Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture
Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Vermont Economic Development Authority

Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, incoming CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
Sarah Isham, Director of Agricultural Lending, Vermont Economic Development Authority
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Yankee Farm Credit

Michael Farmer, Chief Operating Officer, Yankee Farm Credit

Friday, February 1, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
Roland Rainville, Farmer
Bill Rowell, Board Member and Green Mountain Dairy Farm owner, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
10:15 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:15 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Kara Shannon, ASPCA

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Agricultural Education

Mark Canella, Agricultural Business Program Director, UVM Extension
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Jim Walsh, Phoenix Feeds
Rick Zimmerman, Executive Director, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
Caroline Potter, PRO-Dairy
Brad Lawes, Owner, Lawes Agricultural Services
11:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Wood pellets

Chris Brooks, Owner, Vermont Wood Pellet Company
Tabitha Bowling, Owner, Kingdom Pellets
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, February 22, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Poultry and Compost

Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT
George Cross, Owner, Dog River Farm
Cary Giguere, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Shelley Mehlenbacher, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Buzz Ferver, Owner, Full Circle Farm
Bill Pearce, Co-owner, Hillside Farm, Albany
Hannah Pearce, Co-owner, Hillside Farm and Pearce's Pastured Poultry
Kurt Ericksen, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
10:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
Molly Dillon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
11:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Kara Shannon, ASPCA
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Thursday, February 28, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Nancy Everhart, Agricultural Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board

Friday, March 1, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
8:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
9:15 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
11:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
Lyn Desmarais, , Vermont Farm Bureau
Kara Shannon, ASPCA
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
11:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
9:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Committee bills

Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Ted Brady, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Commerce and Community Development

Friday, March 15, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
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S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Introduction and Walk-through

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

In House Agriculture and Forestry Committee.
Overview of bill


Thursday, March 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Finance
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S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Discussion and Possible Vote

Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service

Friday, March 22, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Appropriations
2:15 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Sen. Robert Starr
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Sections 4, 5

Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
1:45 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 2

Roger Allbee, Former Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Sen. Anthony Pollina
Henry Cammack, Sales Manager, Kimball Brook Farm
3:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Sections 14-16

Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
3:30 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Sections 1 and 2.

James Maroney, Owner/Operator, Oliver Hill Farm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Sections 1, 3

Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
Nancy Everhart, Agricultural Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 18

Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
Ken Gagnon, Owner, Gagnon Lumber
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
3:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 6 and 7

Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 19

Lisa Ransom, Owner, Grow Compost of Vermont
Kim Crosby, Environmental Compliance Officer, Casella Waste Management
Kurt Erickson, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company
Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT
10:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 3

Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 11

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Bob Lesnikoski , Board Member, Working Lands Enterprise Board
Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, ASPCA

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 1

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
1:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 3

Eric Roy, Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources
David Mears, Executive Director, Audubon Vermont
2:30 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Gil Livingston, Former President, Vermont Land Trust

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 1
Farm to School response

Betsy Rosenbluth, Project Director, Vermont FEED
Kathy Alexander, Director MAUSD/ANWSD Food Service Cooperative , Mount Abraham Unified School District and Addison Northwest School District
Abbie Nelson, Co-Director, VT Food Ed. Every Day & Education Director NOFA-VT
Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
11:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Earl Ransom, Owner, Strafford Organic Creamery

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 3

Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy
Rose Paul, Director of Science and Fresh Water Programs, The Nature Conservancy
10:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 12 and 13

Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives, The Nature Conservancy
Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy
Robert Turner, Consulting Forester and Member, Governor's Climate Actin Commission
Nick Richardson, President, Vermont Land Trust
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Jon Klar, Farmer, Irasburg, VT
Jack Lazor, Owner, Butterworks Farm

Friday, April 12, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
following

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Committee discussion


Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Eric Guzman, Office of Legislative Council
Will Kriewald, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
Paul Tomasi, District Manager, NEK Waste Management District
Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Bruce Westcott, General Manager, Central VT Solid Waste District
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT
Pat Austin, Hauler, Orleans County
EB Flory, Dairy Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Karl Hammer, Owner, Vermont Compost Co.
Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
Buzz Ferver, Owner, Full Circle Farm

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
Kurt Ericksen, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company
Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
3:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Friday, April 19, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Committee discussion


Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
1:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy
2:30 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Section 1

Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm to School Network
Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
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S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Rep. Jessica Brumsted, House Committee On Human Services
Rosalyn Graham, Shelburne
Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Maddie Kempner, Membership and Advocacy Coordinator, NOFA VT
Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
Jane Clifford, Dairy Producer, Starksboro
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Carbon Markets

Charles Kerchner
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
Kurt Erickson, Vermont Compost Company
Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT
10:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

compost

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont

Friday, May 3, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
15 minutes after Floor

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Committee discussion

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
Stephanie Smith, Land Use Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
4:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Monday, May 13, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
11:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

Monday, May 13, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
5:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Appropriations
9:30 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
2:30 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Committee discussion


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Committee(s):
Senate Committee on Agriculture
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Friday, May 17, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Ways and Means
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Masland Amendment


Friday, May 17, 2019
Committee(s):
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
9:00 AM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

Discussion of Amendment

Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Committee of Conference

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1:00 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Committee(s):
Committee of Conference

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12:45 PM
1:45 PM

An act relating to agricultural development

Witnesses Who Testified

Regular Session 2019-2020
House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Kathy Alexander, Director MAUSD/ANWSD Food Service Cooperative , Mount Abraham Unified School District and Addison Northwest School District
  • Roger Allbee, Former Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Pat Austin, Hauler, Orleans County
  • Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Rep. Jessica Brumsted, House Committee On Human Services
  • Henry Cammack, Sales Manager, Kimball Brook Farm
  • Jane Clifford, Dairy Producer, Starksboro
  • Paul Costello, Executive Director, Vermont Council on Rural Development
  • Kim Crosby, Environmental Compliance Officer, Casella Waste Management
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Kurt Ericksen, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company
  • Kurt Erickson, Vermont Compost Company
  • Kurt Erickson, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company
  • Nancy Everhart, Agricultural Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Buzz Ferver, Owner, Full Circle Farm
  • EB Flory, Dairy Section Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Ken Gagnon, Owner, Gagnon Lumber
  • Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
  • Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT
  • Rosalyn Graham, Shelburne
  • Eric Guzman, Office of Legislative Council
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture
  • Karl Hammer, Owner, Vermont Compost Co.
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Phil Huffman, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ellen Kahler, Executive Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Maddie Kempner, Membership and Advocacy Coordinator, NOFA VT
  • Charles Kerchner
  • Jon Klar, Farmer, Irasburg, VT
  • Will Kriewald, Chief Financial Officer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Margaret Laggis, Lobbyist, Green Mountain Dairy Farmers
  • Jack Lazor, Owner, Butterworks Farm
  • Bob Lesnikoski , Board Member, Working Lands Enterprise Board
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Gil Livingston, Former President, Vermont Land Trust
  • Faye Mack, Advocacy and Education Director, Hunger Free Vermont
  • James Maroney, Owner/Operator, Oliver Hill Farm
  • Rep. James Masland, Sponsor
  • David Mears, Executive Director, Audubon Vermont
  • Adam Necrason, Lobbyist, ASPCA
  • Abbie Nelson, Co-Director, VT Food Ed. Every Day & Education Director NOFA-VT
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rose Paul, Director of Science and Fresh Water Programs, The Nature Conservancy
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Sen. Anthony Pollina
  • Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Earl Ransom, Owner, Strafford Organic Creamery
  • Lisa Ransom, Owner, Grow Compost of Vermont
  • Nick Richardson, President, Vermont Land Trust
  • Betsy Rosenbluth, Project Director, Vermont FEED
  • Eric Roy, Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives, The Nature Conservancy
  • Amy Shollenberger, Lobbyist, Vermont Farm to School Network
  • Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Stephanie Smith, Land Use Chief, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
  • Paul Tomasi, District Manager, NEK Waste Management District
  • Robert Turner, Consulting Forester and Member, Governor's Climate Actin Commission
  • Graham Unangst-Rufenacht, Field Organizer, Rural Vermont
  • Peter Walke, Deputy Secretary, Agency of Natural Resources
  • Bruce Westcott, General Manager, Central VT Solid Waste District
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
House Committee on Appropriations
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Reporter, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
House Committee on Ways and Means
  • Dan Dickerson, Fiscal Analyst, Joint Fiscal Office
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair, House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry
Senate Committee on Agriculture
  • Ansley Bloomer, Assistant Director, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Andy Boutin, General Manager, Pellergy, LLC
  • Tabitha Bowling, Owner, Kingdom Pellets
  • Jo Bradley, CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Ted Brady, Deputy Commissioner, Agency of Commerce and Community Development
  • Chris Brooks, Owner, Vermont Wood Pellet Company
  • Mark Canella, Agricultural Business Program Director, UVM Extension
  • Ela Chapin, Farm and Forest Viability Program Director, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • George Cross, Owner, Dog River Farm
  • Lyn Desmarais, , Vermont Farm Bureau
  • Molly Dillon, Deputy Commissioner, Banking, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Laura DiPietro, Water Quality Division Director, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Kurt Ericksen, Assistant General Manager, Vermont Compost Company
  • Nancy Everhart, Agricultural Director, Vermont Housing & Conservation Board
  • Michael Farmer, Chief Operating Officer, Yankee Farm Credit
  • Buzz Ferver, Owner, Full Circle Farm
  • Cary Giguere, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Cary Giguere, Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management
  • Tom Gilbert, Owner/Operator, Black Dirt Farm, Stannard VT
  • Kristin Haas, State Vet, Director, Food Safety, Agency of Agriculture
  • Jennifer Hollar, Director of Policy and Special Projects, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board
  • Sarah Isham, Director of Agricultural Lending, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Brad Lawes, Owner, Lawes Agricultural Services
  • Sam Lincoln, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Jake Marin, HVAC Program Manager, Efficiency Vermont
  • Shelley Mehlenbacher, Assistant State Veterinarian, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Beth Pearce, State Treasurer, Office of the State Treasurer
  • Bill Pearce, Co-owner, Hillside Farm, Albany
  • Hannah Pearce, Co-owner, Hillside Farm and Pearce's Pastured Poultry
  • Michael Pieciak, Commissioner, Department of Financial Regulation
  • Cassie Polhemus, Chief Operating Officer, incoming CEO, Vermont Economic Development Authority
  • Caroline Potter, PRO-Dairy
  • Randy Quenneville, Section Chief, Meat Inspection Section, Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets
  • Roland Rainville, Farmer
  • Bill Rowell, Board Member and Green Mountain Dairy Farm owner, Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance
  • Kara Shannon, ASPCA
  • Adam Sherman, Interim Director, Biomass Energy Resource Center
  • Hannah Smith, Associate General Counsel, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Michael Snyder, Commissioner, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation
  • Andrea Stander, Policy Consultant, Rural Vermont
  • Anson Tebbetts, Secretary, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Jim Walsh, Phoenix Feeds
  • Abby White, Director of Communications, Efficiency Vermont
  • Abbey Willard, Director, Agricultural Development Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets
  • Rick Zimmerman, Executive Director, Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council
  • Sen. Robert Starr
Senate Committee on Finance
  • Cathy Jamieson, Program Manager, WMPD Solid Waste Program, Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Ed McNamara, Director of Planning and Energy Resources Division, Department of Public Service
  • Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Committee(s):
Committee of Conference
1:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

3:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

6:00 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development


Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Committee(s):
Committee of Conference
12:45 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development

1:45 PM

S.160 - An act relating to agricultural development


No committee of conference report found for S.160 in the Regular Session 2019-2020.

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Act


An act relating to agricultural development

Statutes Affected

Regular Session 2019-2020

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Staff & Other Information

Staff
Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel

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